23 January 2010

Help for Haiti blog candy giveaway and BG 12

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Hi everyone, hope you’re weekend is off to a good start! A long post from me today starting with our new challenge on Basic Grey Challenges where this week we have a great theme of animals. There’s amazing inspiration from my talented DT friends as always and a gorgeous prize to be won sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so I hope you can join us. My card uses Crissy's untamed love stamp set as it fits our BG theme and because I’m joining in with a great blog candy giveaway organised by my friend Crissy to help raise money for Haiti and which she’s worked so hard to put together this week.
From Crissy’s blog:
Help For Haiti Blog Candy
Blog candy will be open from Sat. Jan 23 through Sat Feb. 6th.  However, I may extend the deadline if people are still responding after two weeks.

How would you like reach out to the people of Haiti, and at the same time get your name in the draw for a HUGE blog candy give-away?  Read on…
I asked Denise of Whimsy Stamps if I could design a special carousel horse (pictured above) that we could use to raise funds for Haiti.  She graciously agreed!  And so I drew this carousel angel horse with wings, and we have called it, “Wings of Hope”.   From now until the end of February 2010, this limited edition digital image will be available to purchase, exclusively in Whimsy’s online shop.   Whimsy has agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of this stamp, minus the Paypal fees to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund for Haiti.  Please click on this link if you wish to purchase it.  Be sure to scroll down the page on that link to see some gorgeous samples that the Whimsy Design Team has already made with this stamp.  I just finished drawing it Thursday night, and they have samples made already! You go girls!!
And now about the prizes...
I have two prize packages that will be up for grabs in my “Help For Haiti Blog Candy contest”.  A second place prize, and a GRAND prize.  Once this contest ends, I will choose two random winners through Random Integer Generator.org.
No less than SEVEN well-known stamp/craft companies have donated generously to the prizes I will be giving away!
Take a look at what you could WIN!!!

These beautiful images from Whiff of Joy by artist Elizabeth Bell:

Your choice of four digi stamps from:

These beautiful brass stencils from A Touch of Grace Paper Boutique:

"Cool Ride" stamp set from Whimsy Stamps (pictured is a sample only - the prize is a deeply etched red rubber stamp set):

Your choice of four of my Squigglefly images (pictured is a sample, and images are sold as black and white digital image only, no color)

A set of TWELVE COPIC MARKERS! Ex 3 colors
Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Create A Flake Two”
Martha Stewart edge punch “Embossed Petals”
Fall Stamp Kit from Whiff of Joy - includes 8 full size rubber stamp images by Elizabeth Bell and 6 matching sentiments
AND my friend Christine Dark of Sketching Stamper Digistamps is also donating four beautiful digital images that she herself illustrated and you get to choose which ones (believe me, it is going to be hard to narrow it down)!
PLUS two very gorgeous brass stencils from my friend Jerry Kay of A Touch Of Grace
From the wonderful companies I illustrate for:
Wags ‘n Whiskers rubber stamp, “He Loves me”
Kraftin’ Kimmie rubber stamp, “Bird Fairy”
Whimsy Stamps carousel horse set, “Cool Ride” (comes with two matching accessory images)
Plus you can choose any four of my digital images from Squigglefly

Untamed Love stamp set from Whimsy Stamps (pictured is a sample only - the prize is a deeply etched red rubber stamp set):

Your choice of two of my Squigglefly images (pictured is a sample, and images are sold as black and white digital image only, no color)

Kraftin’ Kimmie “Branch Fairy” rubber stamp with matching sentiment
Wags ‘n Whiskers “Steal a Kiss” rubber stamp
Whimsy carousel horse set, “Untamed Love” (comes with two matching accessory images)
Plus you can choose any two of my digital images from Squigglefly
1) You must make a financial donation to a charity that is helping Haiti at this time. If you have purchased “Wings of Hope” this counts as a donation! The 2 winners I choose will have to show me (via private e-mail) a copy of their donation receipt in order to collect their prize.
2) You must grab my “Help For Haiti” badge OR blinkie (both if you so choose, but only one is necessary) and post it on your blog’s SIDEBAR, linking people back to this blog post.  Posting it in your regular blog entry section will not count.  If you do not have a blog you may still enter this contest and you will be exempt from this rule.
3) Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of the charity organization you have recently supported, or that you have purchased “Wings of Hope” from Whimsy Stamps. I will post the names of the winners when this contest is over. 
4) The winners will need to contact me with their mailing address within a reasonable time frame (no more than a week or I will re-draw names). 
Contest is open to everyone!
Pop over to Crissy’s blog to join in with the amazing blog candy draw, I’m sure you’ll agree that there couldn’t be a blog candy for a better reason than to help others in tragic circumstances.


Feel free to take the blog candy button to display on your blog and have a great weekend. TFL.


Fiona said...

Hi Chris, your card is stunning and a great way to help raise funds for Haiti.
Fiona x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, Ive been and bought the digi image just waiting for it to arrive by email, its gorgeous, and good luck with this, I hope it raises lots of money for Haiti, I will put a link on my blog for you. Your card is gorgeous by the way, and the drawing is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card! Anesha

Crissy Armstrong said...

Thanks for the post and link up, Chris! It means a lot!
Plus I am overwhelmed at your colouring on Untamed Love. Wow, you brought it to life! It looks three D with all your gorgeous shadowing. I can't get over how great you made it look. I am floored!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! wow! wow! Chris this is exquisite! Your colouring is so awesome your design wonderful!
Beautiful creation!
kim x

Merry said...

Wow, what an amazing creation. So love how you used the acetate and the colouring is beautiful.

Georgia said...

Another absolutely stunning card Chris, I love it! It's so unique and striking and your colouring of this lovely image is fantastic! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Chris, love the white work on the acetate and your colouring on the image is stunning, you have really brought the horse to life :) Donna x

Di said...

Chris hunny your colouring of the horse is just awesome i love the way you have made him dappled! you are so talented and never cease to amaze me with it!!

Hugs Di xxx
p.s. i have bought the image and look forward to colouring it in! although wont look anything like yours!!!!

Anne said...

Fantastic idea Chris and the horse is amazing, and the title is perfect - but your colouring is sooooo stunning! Wishing you loads and loads of luck with sales of this because it's a really worthy cause! Just waiting for my horse to come now!! xx

Karen said...

Absoloutely stunning ! And what a a great idea.

Love Karen x

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card. What a nice way to help Haiti.

strawberry fields said...

Chris this is a stunning creation! What a great way to raise money for Haiti!

Hope you're are having a lovely weekend
Fiona xx

Tara Godfrey said...

This is absolutely stunning my dear! I love this image, your stunning colouring and all the beautiful details!!!

Heather said...

Just gorgeous Chris, love your use of acetate and that stunning (beautifully coloured) image.
Couldn't leave a comment the other day - pesky German computer!!
hugs Heather xx

Susie M. said...

This is really beautiful chris. Congrats on making the featured designer at Whimsy! Happy Valentine's DAY!!